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“Below par and overpriced.”

Bubba's Seafood Restaurant & Crabhouse
Ranked #97 of 1,461 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Went for an early dinner as our first choice, croakers was closed for renovation. We were quickly seated on the outside patio with a wonderful view overlooking the bay. This is where the positives end.

She crab soup was good, stuffed mushrooms not. They were very runny and tasteless. We both ordered the crab cake dinner with fries and coleslaw. Crab cakes were just ok, fries were way too salty and the coleslaw? It wasn't coleslaw, it was shredded cabbage doused with vinegar.

Brought it to the waitresses attention. She just shrugged , said it was their special recipe and walked off.

I don't get the hype about this place apart from the views.

Would not recommend and would not return. Should have gone to cp shuckers.

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Thank katy-lied
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Food was okay would of liked some fresh veggies. Did not like breading on shrimp, could taste the wine in the scallops needed to cook a couple of min. more. Rally would not go back again. View was great.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My 58th birthday dinner. Loved that it's right on the water and we could watch the jetskis and boats go by! Quickly seated and order taken. Food out FAST! Appetizer of "lightly breaded" oysters not lightly breaded. Thick and tasteless BUT the oysters were fresh. She crab soup outta this world! Ordered blackened Rockfish which I never had before, and it was ALL that! Couldn't stop eating it. Same for the home made Cole slaw...took the rest home! Baked potato dry but I had plenty of butter and sour cream. Crab stuffed mushroom very tasty but I wish I had asked for parm on top. My husband ordered the broiled crab cake sandwich that was huge but not moist. He should have gotten it fried. Good fries! Great Ginger ale! WOULD come back again!

1  Thank Kimi W
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Bubba's has a great location but the streamed crabs we just had were a major disappointment. They had little taste, seemed old, some had empty claws if they had claws, pretty tiny. Maybe because they were the last order left as our waitress told us. She was ok but slow to see if we were done. I told the manager about the meal and she was sorry but said we should have told her when she came by and she'd have comped up. First, she came by before we had a chance to see that none of the 12crabs was good and we really didn't want a comped dessert or whatever food item she might have offered. Not sur we will return. The menu is a bit limiting, especially for sides, none of which came with the crabs.

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1  Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

In many ways just another vacation beach community fried seafood house, but better. Dock side location on bay side is pretty. Started with fried calamari, which was lightly breaded and perfectly cooked. Fried oysters were just delicious. Side of cole slaw also very good, sliced very thin and lightly dresses. Service was very good. The wait staff works very hard

2  Thank Richard C
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